Tennis' governing body backs umpire Carlos Ramos, who penalized Serena Williams at US Open

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Tennis' governing body backs umpire Carlos Ramos, who penalized Serena Williams at US Open
Tennis' governing body backs umpire Carlos Ramos, who penalized Serena Williams at US Open

Naomi Osaka stunned Serena Williams to win the US Open, but Williams' heated dispute with the chair umpire overshadowed the result. Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, branded a villain by many tennis fans after he penalized Serena Williams in Saturday's US Open final, has the backing of international tennis' governing body. The International Tennis Federation issued a statement Monday saying Ramos' decisions "were in accordance with the relevant rules." Williams was cited by Ramos for three code violations during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka. First, for getting a signal from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou; second, for breaking her racket; and third, for berating Ramos, calling him a thief, which

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